Two of the automotive industry’s most evocative names, Aston Martin and Touring first came together in 1958 with the launch at the London Motor Show of the Aston Martin DB4. Wearing the trademark Superleggera insignia along the bonnet, it featured a lightweight (tube-frame) body, had 240bhp from its 6 cylinder 3.7-litre engine and was one of the most desirable sports cars of its day. The collaboration continued with the DB5 and DB6.
Fast forward to 2018 and Aston Martin and Touring have teamed up once again to create the superlative Super GT. Combining British Heritage and Engineering with Italian Coachbuilding has led to the creation of Aston Martin’s new flagship model which replaces the esteemed Vanquish S. Naturally, the new car has epic performance courtesy of its 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12 which produces 725PS and 900Nm of torque allowing for a top speed of 211mph and blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds.
The new car will be central to the Aston Martin Works display at this year’s Salon Privé which takes place on the grounds of ‘Britain’s Greatest Palace’, Blenheim Palace from Thursday 30th August – Saturday 1st September. Regarded as the UK’s most exclusive automotive event, it is uncrowded, relaxed and intimate and offers the perfect environment for visitors to get ‘up close and personal’ with the new DBS Superleggera.
Paul Spires, President Aston Martin Works commented:
Salon Privé and the magnificent grounds of Blenheim Palace provide a superb setting for the new Aston Martin DBS Superleggera to be viewed. It is a true icon that we as Aston Martin Works look forward to displaying for the first time in a showcase of models past and present.
The new DBS Superleggera is an absolute masterpiece and the perfect flagship for one of the world’s most iconic luxury sports car manufacturers in the world.” said David Bagley, Co-Founder & Sales Director. “Its combination of shattering performance and sheer opulence really sets it apart and we look forward to seeing the new DBS car alongside the new Vantage and DB11 Volante on display on the Aston Martin Works display at this year’s Salon Privé.
Note: Press release courtesy of Salon Privé.